And I may have an evening with the Ts. DD & DSIL are trying to find some time to get away for a date night … and with all that’s going on in their lives right now, a Monday night might have to do. It works for me! Ha!
The snow from yesterday has all melted. Our grass greened up while we were gone, and my flowering pear has just started to bloom (I was worried that I might miss it). Our flowering cherry looks like it has buds, and I can see that yes, a few of the lower branches have in fact died (they lost all their leaves late last summer and appeared to have died, but I wanted to wait to confirm that before pruning). I see some of my hostas have popped up, and it appears that my lilac is showing signs of life. I’m not sure about the dogwood we planted last fall … right outside my kitchen window (can’t wait to look out that window and see it in full bloom). I would love to take a “walkabout”, checking out my plants, but it’s just been too cold for me to spend any more time outside than I have to. Hopefully it’ll warm up later this week; in the meantime, we have more snow in the forecast for tomorrow. In spite of what my plants are showing, spring just isn’t quite here yet.
I downloaded Windows Live Writer this morning, and I’ve figured out how to post using it, but so far, I’m not really seeing much advantage over using blogger. I’m sure that’s because I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the benefits to WLW. I have a few questions and would no doubt have many more if I knew enough to ask them. Ha! If anyone has any pointers to share, I’m definitely open to learning more.